By combining strength for muscle definition, cardio to burn calories, and core exercises for chiseled abs, the FlowPower workout system claims to help you transform your body in as little as 8 weeks. How?
According to the company, each FlowPower exercise focuses on high-intensity moments that are immediately followed by “restorative, nourishing moves” to will deliver rapid results in less time. This way, you’ll be able to create lean muscle all over your body, and you’ll even continue burning fat after you’ve worked out.
Taken together, FlowPower claims to be a complete body-changing program that’s enjoyable, takes as little as 15 minutes per day with no extra equipment needed, and works for anyone at any fitness level.
Congratulations on your decision to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle! You’re here because you want to know if FlowPower is the best starting point for your new life, which is exactly what we’ll help you decide—beginning with what’s involved with the program.
How Does FlowPower Work? How Effective Are Its Exercises?
In addition to what we discussed above, here’s what we know about the FlowPower fitness system: Each exercise combines strength training, yoga, and tai chi; is customized to deliver “real results,” and will provide “maximum effect in minimum time.”
To do this, FlowPower’s founder (more in a moment) created something called Balanced Maximum Progression, which involves a specific progression of moves that build lean muscle. Or, as the infomercial call it, Maximum Lean Muscle (MLM). This is accomplished across three different levels:
- Level 1 – Jesse will introduce and guide you through FlowPower’s signature moves.
- Level 2 – Here, you’ll “kick into full cardio flow” by increasing your heart rate.
- Level 3 – More simple, yet challenging, moves that will turn you into a “fat burning machine.”
While this all sounds good, we’re left with a lot of unanswered important questions. For example:
- How many different exercises are included in the FlowPower system? After all, if you don’t have enough variety, boredom can quickly zap your motivation.
- How well will FlowPower’s keep up with your fitness? In other words, will you quickly outgrow the exercises in each level?
- Are FlowPower’s exercises really suitable for anyone at any fitness level (we’ll actually come back to this in the next section)?
The good news is that we’re reviewed dozens of fitness programs here at HighYa, which can help us unpack some of the terms we learned in the FlowPower infomercial.
A Closer Look at FlowPower’s Exercises
Because we’ve reviewed so many fitness systems, we’ve come to recognize that companies often market the same old techniques under new, attractive-sounding names, and it appears FlowPower is no different.
High-Intensity Interval Training
First, although “moments of high intensity [that] are immediately followed by restorative, nourishing moves” certainly sounds novel, the company is just referencing something known as high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. The only difference here is that FlowPower specifically focuses on yoga and tai chi-based moves during the cooldown session, whereas other programs might focus on different moves than decrease your heart rate.
Is HIIT effective for building lean muscle and losing weight? It certainly can be, but just like the name implies, this strategy can be intense, so it’s probably not ideal for someone who’s just getting back into fitness, or for those with mobility issues or chronic injuries.
Pro tip: Unlike the company claims in the FlowPower infomercial, we didn’t encounter any evidence linking HIIT and faster recovery.
Balanced Maximum Progression
What about Balanced Maximum Progression? Again, this is just a fancy way of saying that you’ll progress through different levels based on your fitness. In the end, it doesn’t reference anything special or unique to FlowPower.
Other FlowPower Concerns
Before moving on, it’s important to note that just about any cardiovascular exercise causes your body to continue burning fat after you’re done—not just the ones you’ll find in the FlowPower system.
Also, while just about any exercise can help improve strength and definition if you haven’t worked out in a while, there are generally very different approaches depending on whether you’re looking to gain muscle or chisel your existing ones. Given the types of exercises found in the FlowPower system, we think it’ll be more ideal for definition that it will for increasing muscle mass.
Finally, although you can choose FlowPower exercises that last up to 60 minutes, if you choose the minimum (15 minutes), you probably shouldn’t expect anything revolutionary. Instead, you might need to work out harder, for longer periods of time, in order to experience fast, noticeable results.
Who Makes the FlowPower Workout Program?
FlowPower was created by former Canadian high-jumper and Olympic hopeful Jesse Lipscombe, who has since become an actor and launched his personal training businesses P.H.A.T. Training Inc. and Wevive Fitness. Here, Jesse’s able to facilitate “active and healthy lifestyles in all people.”
According to the FlowPower infomercial, Jesse spent a decade perfecting its moves in order to deliver “life-changing results,” although there’s no mention of what qualifications Jesse holds to create useful moves, or any professionals he consulted in each discipline (HIIT, yoga, and tai chi) to ensure maximum results.
How Much Does FlowPower Cost?
The FlowPower fitness system costs two payments of $49.95. FlowPower also manufactures a supplement called Matrix, although it was sold out at the time of our research and no pricing information was available.
With your FlowPower order, you’ll also receive:
- FlowPower Fitness Plan – Tips and techniques for getting the most out of your FlowPower program.
- FlowPower Nutritional Guide – “Leading edge” nutritional information and delicious meal choices to help you lose weight even faster.
All Flow Power purchases come with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request one, you’ll need to call customer service at (877) 373-7110.
Taking everything we’ve learned together, should you place your FlowPower order?
Is FlowPower the Right Fitness Program for You?
Just like each of our bodies are different, as well as all the myriad factors that have led us to this point—not to mention personal preferences—there are a lot of things that might make FlowPower the perfect fitness system for you, while making it less-than-ideal for someone else. Here are our final thoughts, though:
It could be the case that FlowPower strikes a good balance between high-intensity exercises that can provide maximum results, and easier moves that might be ideal for beginners. However, it’s usually the case that these programs favor one or the other. And based on the little information we could glean from the program’s 30-minute infomercial, it seems like FlowPower is much more targeted toward beginners.
As such, if you’ve been regularly working out for even a short period of time, you might find that FlowPower’s exercises are well below your level, which could quickly lead to boredom and less-than-stellar results. How can you be sure?
Ultimately, there’s no way to know without ordering FlowPower and trying it out for yourself, although there doesn’t seem to be anything especially unique about the program. Just keep in mind you might be out a few dollars in S&H charges for your effort.
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